Alan Jackson publishes book of his photography to benefit charity
Singer will donate 100% of book proceeds to the Colon Cancer Alliance
Alan Jackson has put together a book of his own photography, and will be releasing it in a limited quantity as a fundraiser for the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Note Fund, which benefits colon cancer patients in need.
The book is titled “Seasons of Sweetbriar – A Photographic Collection of Home,” named for Jackson’s former home on Tennessee’s Harpeth River. The hardbound, coffee table book features more than 200 photographs of the landscape, buildings, ponds, trees, wildlife and other images of life at Sweetbriar.
In the book’s forward, penned by Jackson, he describes the home this way: “Sweetbriar – created by God, bound by the Harpeth River, and guarded by hand laid rock walls from years ago – this 140 acres of fertile valley shadowed by the Tennessee hills has privileged my family and me with a landscape for living.”
The Jackson family, which also includes wife Denise and their three daughters, lived in the home for 13 years. Jackson first began photographing it as a photo journal for his daughters to look back on one day after they’d moved out on their own.
The Jacksons sold Sweetbriar in 2010, just a few months before Denise was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Her successful treatment and recovery inspired the choice of charity to benefit from the book.
“Seasons of Sweetbriar” can be purchased at alanjackson.com for $25, or $50 for a book autographed by the singer, while supplies last. One hundred percent of the proceeds from each book sold will be donated to the charity.
The Blue Note Fund was created by Charlie Kelley, a Grammy-nominated artist/producer, colon cancer survivor and CCA Board member, as well as the husband of GAC’s Nan Kelley. The fund awards one-time grants to colon cancer patients struggling to meet their financial obligations.
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